The Open Society Foundations’ work on economic justice includes helping governments to use public resources in support of equitable development, and using direct, private-sector investments to yield positive social impact.
A Just Recovery
How the U.S. Can Mitigate the Pandemic’s Global Economic Impact
By helping low-income countries with policy challenges relating to sovereign debt, tax dodging, and workers’ rights, the United States can begin to repair its alliances and reputation.
Q&A: Building Labor Power and Recognition for Home-Based Workers
There are approximately 260 million home-based workers in the global economy today. Despite their numbers, however, they are often exploited. Here is how they’re organizing to fight back.
Make Them Pay
Tax Injustice Goes Well Beyond Trump
While President Donald Trump’s recently revealed tax filings have rightly inspired shock and outrage, the sad truth is that tax-dodging has become the norm among hyper-wealthy individuals and corporations.
A Holistic Answer
Demanding a Just COVID-19 Response
As our grantees, partners, and allies work tirelessly to reduce the damage brought on by the pandemic, we at Open Society are committed to long-term reforms that will address the structural injustices worsened by the virus.
Worker Rights Are Human Rights
Q&A: Women Workers in Fast Fashion Demand Justice
Despite being among the most exploited laborers in the world, garment workers in the fast fashion industry are at the forefront of the movement to reform globalization so it protects and empowers workers.
The World Can’t Wait
Q&A: A New Social Contract for Workers and Business
After the financial crisis of 2008, many advocates were disappointed by the unwillingness of many governments to shake up a discredited status quo. More than 10 years later, amidst another crisis, there is reason for hope.
In Depth A Model for Hope
“How Do We Get More Power?”
Faced with an existential threat from the forces of gentrification, residents of Buffalo’s historic African American Fruit Belt neighborhood organized, joined together, and took control of their destiny.
Our Emergency Response to COVID-19
To confront the enormous challenges raised by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Open Society Foundations are committing more than $130 million to support those who are most at risk.